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Browsing history in Firefox 17 - can I keep this for a specific number of days?

Earlier versions of Firefox would let us specify how long to keep browsing history, and would then automatically clear out anything older than that. I can't find this opt… (read more)

Earlier versions of Firefox would let us specify how long to keep browsing history, and would then automatically clear out anything older than that. I can't find this option in Firefox 17. I've been having serious problems with FF, with frequent and lengthy pauses, which I finally traced to there being far too much browsing history being held. When I cleared out all browsing history, it seems to have resolved itself (crossing fingers). For the record: I had also tried starting in Safe Mode (w addons disabled), defragging my hard drive, radically reducing the number of open tabs, etc. Clearing browsing history was the only thing that made a difference.

Can we setup FF so that it will automatically clear out old browsing history? It seems to be all-or-nothing in Tools > Options > Privacy. I have FF clear out the cache every time I close it, but I don't want to clear out all history; just past a certain time (e.g. 90 days). I'm aware that I can manage this manually through History on the main menu, but I would rather this happen automatically.

Thanks in advance for the help with this.

Asked by pegasus333 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox Master Password using Gmail

I use Gmail to initially get into my browser. My system WILL NOT ask me for my "master password" when I get to that. So I feel that my security there could be compromis… (read more)

I use Gmail to initially get into my browser. My system WILL NOT ask me for my "master password" when I get to that. So I feel that my security there could be compromised even though I use a regular password to get into my gmail account. It's only when I go to open another item, like "Facebook" that I'm prompted for the master password. From my gmail account, I can go into several linked websites, i.e., TV Guide listings, Fox News, my two local news sites, even my weather site. Why are these not affected, but Facebook is? How can I get my Master Password to affect these other links from Gmail so that my system security is not compromised even using Kaspersky Internet Security with Firewall in place.

Asked by cmacres 7 years ago

Answered by RevTieDye 7 years ago

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I am trying to find out away to disable firefox version 14.0.1 from being able to browse the sytem's local drives.

I am running Firefox 14.0.1 in a Citrix Enviroment and the applications are being virtualized. If a user is running Firefox, the user is able to browse the local machine … (read more)

I am running Firefox 14.0.1 in a Citrix Enviroment and the applications are being virtualized. If a user is running Firefox, the user is able to browse the local machine and launch applications if he or she knows the path to the applications.exe. I was able to lock down IE uisng Active Directory group policy but I am unable to fine a solution that I can apply for Firefox. I have FireFox installed on over 50 servers running Windows 2008 R2 64 bit.

Asked by roddyra 7 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 7 years ago

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How do I turn off the automate foxfire update? This is why I dumped MS, I only wnat to update when I am in control.

I really get annoyed when software decides to stop what I'm doing and go update itself with out asking first. I've turned off the auto update on my Norton and all Micros… (read more)

I really get annoyed when software decides to stop what I'm doing and go update itself with out asking first. I've turned off the auto update on my Norton and all Microsoft Products. Before you say the updates are needed that's BS it is just away of making computers obsolete or by using up their memory with constant updates.

I came to Firefox to get away from that nonsense don't change it now.

Asked by CMPPhils 7 years ago

Answered by CMPPhils 7 years ago

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cannot access symantec sites

I use Aurora 19.0a2 (2012-12-21). I cannot use liveupdate to update my Symantec antivirus. I can connect to symantec.com but not liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com Liveup… (read more)

I use Aurora 19.0a2 (2012-12-21). I cannot use liveupdate to update my Symantec antivirus. I can connect to symantec.com but not liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com Liveupdate.symantec.com akamai.net I get back an error message saying cannot find the ip address.

Using the same program on my wireless laptop with Aurora 18.0 I have no problems

Any suggestions

Asked by keithinoz 7 years ago

Answered by keithinoz 7 years ago

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How do I get Firefox/mozilla to stop "not allowing a page to change" I don't want to keep having to hit allow each time Thanks john

On going to a new item on say news page a bar opens like in windows and reads Firefox has prevented this page from opening. then farther along the bar there is an allow b… (read more)

On going to a new item on say news page a bar opens like in windows and reads Firefox has prevented this page from opening. then farther along the bar there is an allow button. I don't want to have to click each time. Thanks. john

Asked by archie1935 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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When visiting one particular site my user name is automatically entered when clicking in the required box. I want to prevent this, how?

This site requires a user name to be filled in a specific box and in another box you have to enter a series of numbers generated by a number generator (so not a password … (read more)

This site requires a user name to be filled in a specific box and in another box you have to enter a series of numbers generated by a number generator (so not a password - different series every time you log in). However I don't want my username to appear automatically in the first box. When trying to change this in the security settings (extra-options-security), there is a password section where you can choose exceptions to the rule of remembering (if the remember box is marked). When clicking this exceptions box, the url of the site I'm talking about is not shown and it cannot be entered either, since you can only remove here. When clicking the "saved passwords" option, neither the site nor the username is listed. I think I have read all the help sections in relation to usernames and passwords, but found no solution. How do I prevent this username (so only a username - not the combination usename/password), to appear in the box?

Asked by Elron 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Cannot enable "save passwords" how do I fix it?

I recently installed Firefox on a new computer and proceeded to customize it with bookmarks etc. I entered one password, which the browser has stored, but not the checkbo… (read more)

I recently installed Firefox on a new computer and proceeded to customize it with bookmarks etc. I entered one password, which the browser has stored, but not the checkbox for "remember passwords" is not only unchecked, but it is faded out and cannot be re-checked. I've tried to solve the problem by disabling add-ons and opening it in a safe mode, and even re-installed the browser. All to no effect. What can I do next?

Asked by johnnytee 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox is blocking id.washingtonpost.com. I use it all the time. This problem just started today. What's going on?

I have a blog sign-in on the Washington Post website. I use it all the time. Today, Firefox is blocking it, because it is an "Untrusted Website". I checked the page's … (read more)

I have a blog sign-in on the Washington Post website. I use it all the time. Today, Firefox is blocking it, because it is an "Untrusted Website". I checked the page's certificate and it looks OK. I don't know why this is happening, but there seems to be no way to override the block. The dialog box won't even open fully. This is all I get This Connection is Untrusted



         You have asked Firefox to connect

securely to id.washingtonpost.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is

That's all it shows. Please fix this problem for me.

Asked by CATOBKIN 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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unable to access paypal using firefox

Hello: I have been able to log into paypal, amazon using firefox. then I changed my cookie setting... and problems... --- now I can log into paypal using Opera. Cookies e… (read more)

Hello: I have been able to log into paypal, amazon using firefox. then I changed my cookie setting... and problems... --- now I can log into paypal using Opera. Cookies enabled.

I checked firefox as usually I have dont accept cookies. I changed it to "Accept cookies from sites" ON. closed firefox opened firefox

still cannot access paypal site.

so it seems the old cooking setting for paypal of not allow is still there i cannot seem to override it. how do i override it?

thankyou

Asked by seasaltseasalt 7 years ago

Answered by seasaltseasalt 7 years ago

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How to set history up for only the administrator of a home computer?

I would like to set my history tab to not allow anyone but me to delete information. I am the administrator of this home computer and wish to keep an eye on what my chil… (read more)

I would like to set my history tab to not allow anyone but me to delete information. I am the administrator of this home computer and wish to keep an eye on what my children and grandkids are doing on this computer for their own safety. How do I go about doing this?

Asked by ssamsonvink 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Do I select "delete browsing histroy" in Windows 7 or while on the Firefox web page (your instructions are not clear regarding this)

I have read your instructions on the Firefox website. What is not clear to me is, do I accomplish "privacy settings" and "delete browsing history" within the Firefox web … (read more)

I have read your instructions on the Firefox website. What is not clear to me is, do I accomplish "privacy settings" and "delete browsing history" within the Firefox web site or do I do this offline through Windows 7 "internet settings". The Firefox tab (upper left) does not offer the menu choices that your instructions refer to. My laptop (offline) "internet settings" refer to Internet Explorer settings (which I am not using) so it's not clear that changes in my preferences are affecting Firefox (or just Internet Explorer)

Asked by keviwe 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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What anti virus protection software is best compatible while running firefox?

I get a message that not all of the software with Kasperksy is compatible with Firefox, and I am in the timeframe that I will be updating or adding a new anti virus softw… (read more)

I get a message that not all of the software with Kasperksy is compatible with Firefox, and I am in the timeframe that I will be updating or adding a new anti virus software to my desktop xp system. Wondering what anti virus protection software is compatible totally with firefox? Thanks for your help with this.

Asked by mplotnik 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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The "add exception" block isn't active

The "add exception" block isn't active in the "I understand the risks." section of Untrusted Connection. I had to use IE to access my wireless router? Any suggestions? I'… (read more)

The "add exception" block isn't active in the "I understand the risks." section of Untrusted Connection. I had to use IE to access my wireless router? Any suggestions?

I'm running Firefox 17.0.1 under Win 8.

Keith Brewer

Asked by kabrewer 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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how do I change firefox preferences

In one of my websites where it tells me to log on the log on icon is hidden. I can find it by scrolling over it with my mouse and the pointer changes from an arrow to a … (read more)

In one of my websites where it tells me to log on the log on icon is hidden. I can find it by scrolling over it with my mouse and the pointer changes from an arrow to a hand with a pointed finger. I contacted the financial website and they told me the following:

Firefox for Windows/Mac

1. Click on Firefox at the top of the screen (where is this?) 2. In the 'Firefox' drop down menu choose Preferences 3. Click on Advanced tab at top 4. Click on the Network tab 5. In the 'Cached Web Content' section, click Clear Now 6. Close/reopen browser

I have tried to find where on the Firefox screen they are talking about and cannot find where to change preferences and attempt to see exactly what I am clicking on. Any help?

Asked by kjonson 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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How can I get rid of the JS/Redir virus?

whenever I working with firefox, AVG warns me of a JS/Redir virus. I click on remove and AVG states it has put into the virus vault. However it always returns. The AVG… (read more)

whenever I working with firefox, AVG warns me of a JS/Redir virus. I click on remove and AVG states it has put into the virus vault. However it always returns. The AVG dialog shows the file from the mozilla profile; adblockplus\cache.js. I have deleted this, but the problem continues. This problem occurs only with firefox. I am reluctantly having to use IE untul this is resolved.

Asked by peterjhb 7 years ago

Answered by peterjhb 7 years ago

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Firefox does not trust a particular secure website that I know is secure but it does trust other secure websites

Firefox does not trust a specific secure website that I know is secure, but it does trust other secure websites. Also, Internet Explorer trusts this website and Firefox o… (read more)

Firefox does not trust a specific secure website that I know is secure, but it does trust other secure websites. Also, Internet Explorer trusts this website and Firefox on another computer trusts this same website. When I try to connect Firefox tells me that it does not have a valid certificate (even though I know one exists) and that I would have to make an exception to connect. Is there some way I can correct this and get the proper certificate into this particular Firefox program?

Asked by photodave199 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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The history settings in the Privacy tab are gone from Options in Firefox 18

After upgrading to Firefox 18 the History settings in the Privacy section of the Options panel are no longer visible/available as they were in all prior versions. How do … (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 18 the History settings in the Privacy section of the Options panel are no longer visible/available as they were in all prior versions. How do I manage these settings in Firefox 18?

Asked by wumpus42 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago